Johnson Puts the Lid on Spring

Jocquell Johnson has some big shoes to fill as the bell cow of the Callaway Charger offensive line. As the returner starter at right tackle, Johnson knows a thing or too about expectations, but his personal expectations exceed all others. Johnson hopes to parlay a strong summer and a great senior campaign into some college scholarship options.

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"I feel like spring went pretty good for us," said Johnson. "We did some good things, but we still have a long way to go.

"Now I have to keep these younger boys in line and just push them to work hard for their maximum ability so we can be ready for the season."

The 6-6, 275 pounder feels like he is in the best shape of his life and is eager for the 2011 football season.

"I feel like my footwork is better and my speed is better," said Jocquell. "I want to get to a 4.9 in the 40."

"As a team we have to think about how far we got last year and believe that we can go even farther this year if we work hard enough."

Playing with two SEC signees, Aaron Morris and Justin Bell, only helped Johnson to get better. He is eager to put those lessons to use and pass them down to the underclassmen.

"I am just taking everything Morris and Bell told me and putting it in my head to show these young boys how to do it," explained Jocquell.

Several schools have been in touch with the talented lineman and he hopes to see several of them up close in the coming months.

"I am hearing a lot from Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Jackson State, Arkansas, Alabama and Nebraska," said Johnson. "I am going to the Mississippi State camp on the 3rd and I plan to go to a lot more before the summer is over."

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